It’s all because of a Brazilian TV reporter who spotted Silvia Grecco narrating the game to his blind son led to Grecco being awarded FIFA’s Best Fan Award in Milan on Monday.
The Brazilian TV reporter noticed the Palmeiras fan Grecco talking to her blind son Nickollas during a derby match against Corinthians, the reporter allegedly asked a camera operator to film the scene in the stands.
By the time Grecco and her son Nikollas had left the stadium, the footage however, had been shown all over Brazil.
Grecco in an interview said, “He told the people who were broadcasting the game that there was this mother commentating this beautiful scene for her son and it went viral. I didn’t even know we were being filmed. When I left the stadium I realized so many people were talking about it. It’s not new, we’ve been doing it for years, at least once a month unseen in the middle of the crowd.”
Nikollas 12 was born four months premature and was allegedly adopted by Grecco, is a big fan of Palmeiras.
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